My Baby Sister Is a Diplodocus

My Baby Sister Is a Diplodocus
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Gecko Press
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Release Date
March 05, 2024
A brother finds an inventive way to reconcile with his new baby sister through his love of dinosaurs in this eye-catching, neon-bright picture book.
My new baby sister comes home. But babies don't drink milk, don't ride a bicycle, don't play my games. Do I like being a big brother? No! Roooarr! I stomp around and go to sleep in my T-Rex onesie. In the morning, I take another look at baby sister―baby sister diplodocus.
My Baby Sister Is a Diplodocus is a sibling story that mirrors the imaginative world of a toddler. By fully inhabiting his dinosaur world, a brother reconciles with his baby sister, finding room for everyone in the family.

Vivid contemporary illustrations and surprising perspectives complement a spare narrative. Affecting vignettes of this new family, with its little baby tucked up in the center of the story, combine with graphic/comics elements in the storytelling as we share the emotion of each moment unfolding.

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My Baby Sister Is a Diplodocus is a relatable book about an older child trying to understand his newborn sibling who isn’t able to play with him. The child tries to include the baby but is always being told firmly No! when trying to feed or play with her the way he would like. This leads to a dinosaur-sized tantrum as he puts on his fierce dinosaur costume and wrecks his room. I like that the parent realizes he is acting from a place of pain and frustration and helps soothe him and his relationship with his baby sister first. The illustration style is blocky and reminds me of a retro style from my childhood. The use of neon pink for the cover and text is an interesting color contrast setting it apart from other books. Overall, I would recommend this book for families that are experiencing sibling conflict in the transition of a new child into the family. I would be hesitant to read it with a young reader who is doing well with a new sibling in case it puts negative ideas that aren’t already present.
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